Texas A&M Football: 3 big questions as 2021 season approaches

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Which Texas A&M Football pass catcher will separate themselves in 2021?

The Aggies’ pass-catching situation is extremely unique. Just by looking at the numbers from a year ago, one would assume that Texas A&M was weak at the receiver spot. In fact, Aggie wideouts had one of their worst seasons collectively in decades.

That said, there were some extraneous circumstances in play.

Firstly, an offensive captain and the team’s leading returning receiver entering 2020 opted out of the season amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The next-most productive returning wide receiver in Ainias Smith would be listed as a runningback on the depth chart.

That said, the very same runningback would lead the team in receiving yards in 2020 with just 564, leading to some confusion on the production from receivers. He’ll be making a more full-time shift to the wideout position, so you can consider him to be a pass-catcher for this team. That said, there are some more exciting receivers who have a chance to separate themselves.

For starters, this could be the year that Demond Demas finally puts his name on the map in the college football world. The former 5-star recruit took a year to settle in and has the physical tools to be unstoppable and a big option for Haynes King or Zach Calzada.

Beyond him, there is a long list of players who will be looking to become the team’s top receiver, including Caleb Chapman and Chase Lane.

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The role of leading receiver is open for the taking, with a room full of talented pass-catchers ready to pounce on the opportunity.